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Government to fast-track other medical professionals swapping over to general practice


I am retraining and have been subjected to the humiliation of being sent all the way back to ST1. Unpleasant when you've become senior in your specialty already. You get treated like the "lowest common denominator" as the myth that HP trainees must be going for the soft option is all pervading in hospital. I switched because I thought I would get better control over my working patterns and more autonomy and more variety in clinical work. This would all for in better with my young family. I feel angry and let down by the RCGP, the 'government' of the day and the BMA, GPC who have been as effective as a toothless tiger in preventing the denigration of Primary Care. I plan to stay the course and either take my CCT abroad or simply return to what I did before with a wealth more general experience and a new found respect for all of my colleagues in primary care who slog away tirelessly despite attempts to break them.

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13 Mar 2015

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